I posted on this Citrus Swallowtail with distinctive damage to the right posterior wing a few days ago. It had flown off after I photographed it which ended the observation. I was therefore surprised to see it hovering around the same Lavender bush yesterday afternoon and eventually settle amongst the same Lavenders at 16h30. I photographed it again this morning - images attached. I have just returned home to find it has returned again to the same bush. Is this behaviour well known for this species of butterfly? Would appreciate info on this.
On a variegated leaf, small fruit bearing citrus tree of sorts. Have seen Greenband Swallowtails laying eggs on this, as well as Citrus Swallowtail, so am sticking my neck out on the id, despite totally failing to find illustrations on the web.
Early morning wander in the garden rewarded by spotting this Citrus Swallowtail resting on a Lavender bush. Initially very docile and allowed me to photograph it before taking off. Pity about the damage to the right back wing but it did not appear to affect flight much.